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The Truth (2019)

La vérité (original title)
PG | | Drama | 11 October 2019 (Japan)
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A stormy reunion between scriptwriter Lumir with her famous mother and actress, Fabienne, against the backdrop of Fabienne's autobiographic book and her latest role in a Sci-Fi picture as a mother who never grows old.

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Hirokazu Koreeda

Writers:

Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay), Ken Liu (film in film based on short story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Deneuve ... Fabienne Dangeville
Juliette Binoche ... Lumir
Ethan Hawke ... Hank
Clémentine Grenier Clémentine Grenier ... Charlotte
Manon Clavel ... Manon Lenoir
Alain Libolt Alain Libolt ... Luc Garbois
Christian Crahay Christian Crahay ... Jacques
Roger Van Hool ... Pierre
Ludivine Sagnier ... L'actrice qui joue Amy à 38 ans
Laurent Capelluto ... Le journaliste
Maya Sansa
Jackie Berroyer ... Le chef du restaurant
Sébastien Chassagne ... Le réalisateur du film
Helmi Dridi ... Le chauffeur de Fabienne
Virgile M'Fouilou Virgile M'Fouilou ... Le vendeur d'art africain
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Fabienne is a star; a star of French cinema. She reigns amongst men who love and admire her. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir returns from New York to Paris with her husband and young child. The reunion between mother and daughter will quickly turn to confrontation: truths will be told, accounts settled, loves and resentments confessed. Written by Producer

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Rated PG for thematic and suggestive elements, and for smoking and brief language | See all certifications »

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France | Japan

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

11 October 2019 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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$4,873,627
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1.85 : 1
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Truth or Dare?
8 January 2020 | by jamesmouleSee all my reviews

Fabienne, an ageing French film star (Catherine Deneuve) has written an autobiography which disappoints her colleagues and puzzles her screen-writer daughter (Juliette Binoche). It appears to be a work of fiction "based on a true story". (Think "The Moon's a Balloon" by David Niven). But what is "the truth"? Is it how we remember the past or is it immutable? As Rudi Giuliani would say "Truth isn't true"? There isn't much plot development but the character depth is wonderfully exposed. Who was loyal? Who was faithful? The acting is outstanding, as one would expect, seeing the cast list. Particularly impressive is the bilingual dialogue, especially from Binoche who seems to speak both English and French as a native. Also outstanding is the child actress playing Binoche's daughter. This is a thought-provoking work, a tour de force by mature (and junior) professionals.


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